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Stone Center Latin American & Caribbean Student Photography Contest

March 24th, 2010

During the Spring semester of 2010, the Stone Center for Latin American Studies will sponsor a Latin American & Caribbean photo contest open to all…  read more

Newcomb Dance Co. Celebrates 25 Years

March 11th, 2010

By: Alicia Duplessis Jasmin aduples@tulane.edu The Newcomb Dance Company will commemorate its 25th anniversary with “An Evening of Dance” beginning Friday (March 12) at Dixon…  read more

AmericasBarometer (LAPOP)

March 3rd, 2010

The AmericasBarometer archives datasets of surveys of democratic public opinion and behavior in the Americas using national probability samples of voting-age adults. Coverage 2004 –…  read more

Idelber Avelar Wins Prestigious ACLS Fellowship

March 1st, 2010

The Stone Center for Latin American Studies is proud to announce that Idelber Avelar of Tulane’s Department of Spanish & Portuguese has won a prestigious…  read more

Rivers, Royalty and the Maya

February 25th, 2010

By: New Wave staff newwave@tulane.edu New research being conducted at the important “river cities” of the ancient Maya civilization will be the focus of the…  read more

International Food and Music Festival at Tulane

February 25th, 2010

This Festival, in keeping with New Orleans’ tradition of spring festivals, is meant to bring Tulane’s international community together and showcase your food and culture…  read more

Did Gangster Al Capone Serve a Social Good?

February 22nd, 2010

By: Alicia Duplessis Jasmin aduples@tulane.edu Photo: Martha Huggins, sociology professor, teaches “Gangsters, Gangs and Organized Crime,” a course examining the underlying social meaning of criminal…  read more

¡Sí Cuba! Events: "Soy Cuba" Screening

February 4th, 2010

See ¡Sí Cuba! Online for full information and schedules of events. When: Thursday, Feb. 4 – 7:30pm Where: The Contemporary Arts Center 900 Camp Street…  read more

Focus on Brazilian Films

February 4th, 2010

By: New Wave staff newwave@tulane.edu A film series devoted to the exhibition and exploration of works by women filmmakers from contemporary Brazil continues today (Feb.…  read more

Tulane Anthropologist John Verano on Tonight's 'Nova'

February 2nd, 2010

Tulane anthropologist helps explain Peruvian ruins on tonight’s ‘Nova’ By: Dave Walker, The Times-Picayune February 02, 2010, 5:00AM John Verano’s role in tonight’s (February 2)…  read more

Professor Studies Health Care of Cuba

February 1st, 2010

By: Fran Simon fsimon@tulane.edu Photo: In a Cuban clinic, Tia Tucker, right, examines a patient. Tucker is a Tulane public health alumna attending medical school…  read more

First Annual LatiNola Youth Leadership Essay Contest

February 1st, 2010

Puentes/LatiNola is a community development organization whose mission is “to build assets and create access for the Latino community of the Greater New Orleans area.”…  read more

Healing the Wounds of Haiti

January 29th, 2010

By: Fran Simon fsimon@tulane.edu Photo courtesy of Dr. Elizabeth Bellino. Dr. Elizabeth Bellino, a pediatrician with a public health degree from Tulane, was packing for…  read more

¡Sí Cuba! Events: A Reading by Richard Fleming on Wednesday, Jan 27

January 27th, 2010

See ¡Sí Cuba! Online for full information and schedules of events. A reading by Richard Fleming from his book Walking to Guantánamo Newcomb Art Gallery,…  read more

Latin American Library Announces Arrival of 2nd Greenleaf Scholar

January 26th, 2010

The Latin American Library announces the arrival next week of the second Richard E. Greenleaf short-term research fellow, Justo Miguel Flores Escalante. Mtro. Flores is…  read more

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CIPR talk series Critical Issues in Democratic Governance to host political scienctist Victor Menaldo

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Join the Center for Inter-American Policy and Research and the Stone Center for Latin American Studies in welcoming Dr. Victor Menaldo as part of the fall speaker series Critical Issues in Democratic Governance, on Friday, October 26, in 110A Jones Hall. Dr. Victor Menaldo will give a talk titled Authoritarianism and the Elite Origins of Democracy.

Victor Menaldo (Ph.D., Stanford University, 2009) is an associate professor of Political Science at University of Washington and an affiliated faculty of the Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences (CSSS), Near and Middle Eastern Studies, and the Center for Environmental Politics. Dr. Menaldo specializes in comparative politics and political economy. Menaldo’s research focuses on the political economy of taxation and redistribution, the political economy of regulation, the political economy of regime change, and the political economy of natural resources.

The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP to cipr@tulane.edu.

Outgoing authoritarian rulers sometimes design democratic institutions in ways that preserve their political and economic advantages. For example, over two-thirds of countries that have transitioned to democracy since World War II have done so under constitutions written by the outgoing authoritarian regime. This lecture will examine the reasons behind this phenomenon, as well as how different types of political power and economic resources in a society following democratization. Not only do these disparate origins determines polities’ basic architecture, the rights of citizens, and how representative and inclusive the political system becomes, but also has a big impact on the size of future governments and their commitments to social justice and egalitarianism. Statistical analysis and case studies of Chile, Sweden, and several other countries show why some democratic transitions yield unequal political representation and rights for citizens.

Celebrate Caribbean culture and heritage during Caribbean Carnival of New Orleans

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Bayou Bacchanal, the original Caribbean Carnival of New Orleans, is back for its 16th annual celebration of Caribbean culture and heritage. Presented by Friends of Culture, Bayou Bacchanal will include two days of Caribbean cuisine, dance, music and celebration.

World Wide Dance
Beginning Friday, November 2 stop by the newly-opened, Algiers based, Haitian restaurant Rendezvous, for World Wide Dance. This late-night dance party begins at 10:00 p.m. and doesn’t end until the final dancer clears the floor. Enjoy live sets by locally and regionally based, Trinidadian DJ Phil and DJ Spice. Admission is $10 in advance and $12 at the door and includes access to the World Wide Dance celebration. A cash bar and bites from Rendezvous will be available for purchase.

Bayou Bacchanal Parade and Party
After an evening of dancing and celebrating, rest up for the annual Bayou Bacchanal Parade on Saturday, November 3. Assembly begins at 11:00 a.m. and the parade takes off at noon from Harrah’s. Parade-goers are welcome to come dressed in traditional carnival attire while engaging, marching and dancing to the beats of Soca music along with Casa Samba throughout the French Quarter. The parade’s final destination will be at North Peters & Mandeville Street where the party will then transition to Crescent Park.

From 2:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. several Dancehall, Soca and Reggae performers will grace the Bayou Bacchanal stage for this daylong festival. Guests can expect live performances by local, national and international artists such as: Soca Artist Preacher, Pan Vibrations, Tigress of Trinidad & Tobago, and Mystic of Trinidad & Tobago.

Beats will be provided by DJ Spice and hosted by Lady Pepper. Authentic Caribbean foods, drinks and special merchandise will be available for purchase. Trini Lisa and Boswell’s will be among the official vendors for Bayou Bacchanal 2018. Fest-goers can expect Caribbean staples such as salt fish, curry goat and roti. Tropical drinks including ginger beer, passionfruit juice and Sorrel will also be available. Guests are also encouraged to dress in tradition Carnival attire for a chance to win a grand prize of $2000.

Admission to the Bayou Bacchanal fest is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For more information on Bayou Bacchanal or Friend of Culture, visit their onsite information booth during the festival or click here.

Bayou Bacchanal Post Party
Closeout Bayou Bacchanal at Island Flavor Bar and Grill and enjoy tasty Caribbean bites, music and dancing. DJ Ray will be spinning beginning at 11:00 p.m. Celebrate the closing of Bayou Bacchanal with a bang!

Forging a New World: Books & Writing in Early Spanish America, 1492-1821

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On Wednesday, November 14, the Latin American Library at Tulane University will host Dr. Hortensia Calvo, Doris Stone Director of the Latin American Library, for a talk titled, Forging a New World: Books & Writing in Early Spanish America, 1492-1821.

This presentation is part of the Tulane University Women’s Association’s Jane and Herbert Longenecker Lecture Series. The event is dedicated to María García Daly.

La Hora del Cuento: Fall Bilingual Story Hour at the Pebbles Center

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This fall, join us for La hora del cuenta bilingual readings series at the Pebbles Centers of the New Orleans Public Libraries!

On the first and last Saturday of every month, we will read a bilingual book at the Algiers Regional Library and the Children’s Resource Center Library beginning on Saturday, August 25 until Saturday, December 29. Children and parents are welcome!

Story Hours Dates and Locations

Algiers Regional Branch
Saturday, September 1
10:30 AM

Saturday, October 6
10:30 AM

Saturday, November 3
10:30 AM

Saturday, December 1
10:30 AM

Children’s Resource Center Library
Saturday, August 25
10:30 AM

Saturday, September 22
10:30 AM

Saturday, October 27
10:30 AM

Saturday, November 24
10:30 AM

Saturday, December 29
10:30 AM

2019 Global Read Webinar Series: Diversity in Children's Literature for the classroom

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This spring, the World Area Book Awards (Américas Award, Africana Book Award, Middle East Book Award, South Asia Book Award, and the Freeman Book Award) will sponsor a free 60 minute webinar on a book recognized by one of the awards and facilitate a discussion with the author on how to incorporate the book into the classroom.

The 2019 Global Read Webinar Series will focus on the theme diversity in children’s literature. The webinar will be recorded and archived online and have accompanying curricula to correspond with the book.

Webinar Schedule

January
Middle East Book Award

February
Africana Book Award

March
Américas Book Award

April
Freeman Book Award

May
South Asia Book Award and picture books from all book awards